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CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
you, mr. chairman, you made a difference in my life and a difference to so many people. mr. smith: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from florida, bill posey. mr. posey: thank you, mr. chairman. i appreciate the opportunity to join with me colleagues in recognizing chairman ralph hall for his tenure as chairman of the house science committee. during his service, he reached acrong the -- across the aisle and forged bipartisan coalitions to support important legislation and no program, in my view, has benefited more if his bipartisan commitment than the united states space program. representative hall has been an especially strong voice for our nation's human space flight program which has benefited not only tbs and florida but propoled our nation on the path of unprecedented scientific and technological advancement. we can all learn a lot from our colleagues. congressman hall leads by example. he's well known for calling a spade a spade. his word truly is his bond and you can always take that to the bank. advancing our nation's human space flight program has been a hallmark for cha
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm EST
lonely women here and there, margaret chase smith springs to mind. but not many. and none in the cabinet. and very few heads of state anywhere on earth were women. so it was just a different era. >> when you were asked to do this book, were you asked by the foundation or by the government- run library? >> the foundation. they work together closely often and both are involved -- and both were very involved in the book. it's the library that owns the tapes, and i worked with the archivists and the library. they were a joy to work with. the director of the like bare, tom putnam, was always very helpful. but it was the foundation and its director, tom mcnaught and the president of the foundation, caroline kennedy, who worked with me on the foundation side. it was their desire that a new book be issued, but once they had decided to create the book they gave me full freedom as a historian to choose the excerpts i did and to say whatever i wanted to. >> so you didn't have any restrictions. >> nope. >> and why did hyperion, a disney corporation, agree to publish the book? >> that i can't
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 6:30pm EST
immovable objects like howard k. smith and frank reynolds, and people who still believed that good journalism was important. and nobody. >> he turned. he recognized good journalism and moved toward it. >> he recognized it. i will tell you the back story of "nightline." for about a year before the iran hostage crisis, rone arlidge came to us in the news division and said any time something of real major importance happens, i want to do a late night special on it, 11:30, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, i don't care. he initially wanted a one-hour news cast at the dinner hour. at 6:30. the affiliated stations would not go along, so he decided he was going to seize that time, and by the time we got to the iran hostage crisis, we were running out of things to say. after about the fifth day, the sixth day, the seventh day. we were running out of things to report. and rune said to us, i don't care. tell me the difference between a sunni and a shiite. about the shah and how he came to power. tell me, i don't want care what. he kept that program going, because he recognized there was a tremendous a
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 7:00am EST
the south carolina. we will see adam smith from washington and a ban affleck who directed "argo." on me to the press, carl levin, peter king, and gregory meeks. we will also see the chairman and chief executive of honeywell international. our next call joining us on the independent line. we have pat from tennessee. caller: you made the statement a few minutes ago, exactly my thought. when you have senators and representatives of their in congress, then they are representing the states. that is how the states have a say in the budget talks. i noticed a while back they talked about reducing your marks. that is when they put things in that they want to add to the budget, things that the one for the states. that is how they are represented already. thank you. host: thank you. what you were quoting was eight tweet that came in that said states already have a say by sending members to the house and senate. democrats line. caller: i think today pose the question is interesting. this was one of the first questions addressed by congress back in the summer of 1787 at the constitutional co
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 5:00pm EST
done. and smith i think the biggest problem is the flip side. -- i think the biggest problem is the flip side. that is driving the fact we have financial problems. that is driving the in the quality problems. -- that any quality problems. we are going to younever fixed n the quality problem if we do not get ahead of it. >> i think there are a lot of things to focus on. to me there are many issues. there is one that is central. this country was a startup. it has grown to be the leader of the free world on the backs of not just the patriots but entrepreneurs who took risks are not just companies but entire industries, and we need to build on five. other countries have gotten much more focused on of entrepreneurship. they are saving -- changing their policy around capital investment and research to drive more of the ideation side of it. we are seeing a globalization. we are still the leader, and we can build on it. >> is there evidence? >> it is based on where the entrepreneurship is coming, but other countries are stepping up. the venture from the fact facebook, a decade ago they were
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 1:00am EST
university of southern california's new schwarzenegger institute. the discussion was moderated by ben smith. from los angeles, this is about an hour and 15 minutes. [applause] >> thank you for turning up for this. it is an honor to be here. anyone who has been uncovering policy in new york kind of feels entertainment industry has this enormous power in politics and public policy, and also as a dark matter out there. we do not fully understand how it is affecting and changing what happens on the east coast. we have a remarkable panel of longtime leaders in that industry to help explain that to me and to you. one regret -- he apologizes for not being able to be here with us. he is working on the next "avatar" script. i will bring out the panel. the first person is arnold schwarzenegger. [applause] he is our host today. he is somebody who uniquely came from the entertainment industry and into politics. he is at the intersection of those things. he is extremely active in things like this. he will be starring in a new movie called "last call." the next person is ron meyer, president of universal
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 1:00pm EST
say this is a so and so people versus smith, district attorney will stay up, i am, so and so, i speak for the people. i have a friend who is a civil defense lawyer, and when it is his turn, he says i am so and so, i also speak for the people. just one at a time. perhaps you want to go to law school because you have a particular policy area you are interested in. you want to do what you can to promote environmental protection and you think that working through the law is the best way to do that. you have to have a reason. there are better things to do if you cannot think of something to do than embark on a particular career path. >> thank you. one deterrent to the court for a moment, a little bit on public perceptions. we read about the court and we read about decisions on the court, but the common description is there are conservatives and liberals on the court. there seems to be that categorization that in some sense is not the public's perception, but that be a perception. is there a way you like people to think about the justices of the court in those categories? i'm sure, i
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 10:00am EST
stem jobs act has been a collaborative process for the last two months. chairman mr. smith, the author of the legislation, has already worked with the committee, republicans and democrats, and even the senate to come up with a bill that, hopefully, everybody could support. unfortunately, we have since been informed that our colleagues on the oriole side of the aisle and other chamber are looking to play politics with the stem jobs act. however that doesn't change the fact that chairman smith worked diligently to make sure the legislation filled with bipartisan ideas. the stem jobs act would eliminate the flawed diversity lottery green card program and reallocate up to 55,000 green cards a year to new green card programs for foreign graduates of u.s. universities with advanced stem degrees. according to a study by the national science foundation and the national center of science and engineering statistics, in 1990, 91,000 full-time foreign graduate students were studying in stem fields in the united states. that number's jumped to almost 149,000 by 2009. 149,000 in 2009. however
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
also thank house armed services committee chairman buck mckeon and ranking member adam smith for putting this provision in the defense authorization bill that is now pending. this bill will be considered, i suppose new york conference by the house and the senate. it is in the house bill. we regret it is not in the senate bill and so the delegates and i have come to the floor to ask that the senate follow the lead of the house. -- of the house on this matter of common courtesy and respect. delegate sablan's provision in the house-passed bill simply requires that the flags of the territories and of the district of colombia be respected when the armed services chooses to honor the flags of the states. i have in addition written a letter to the president asking for a presidential memorandum can directing all federal agencies to do the same. i regret to report that the army alone recognizes the d.c. flag and the flags of the territory as a matter of policy and i want to give one example that i think will make the house understand why this is so important to us. a mother wrote me of ha
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
of january 5, 2011, the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, is recognized for 60 minutes and is the designee of the majority leader. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and submit extraneous materials for the record on the topic of this special order. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. smith: mr. speaker, the purpose of tonight's special order is to celebrate our friend and colleague, ralph hall's distinguished service in congress. if there were a congressional hall of fame, tonight would be representative hall's induction as the oldest, some would say the most seasoned, voting member in the house of representatives. as members of congress, we had the distinct honor of serving the american people. each day as a representative can be both challenging and rewarding. and though we sometimes make headlines we do not always make history. that is why today is especially important. today is a day for the history books. after 32 years of service, congressman ralph hall today
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 12:00am EST
sportsman at the children's commission did child abuse. the difficult reduced by cero smith -- will the prime minister help these victims by publishing the police files and a short police investigation takes place in to all the allegations into any cover-up. >> a serious issue being examined. extremely disturbing findings. we need to give every encouragement to the children and commissioner to make sure the final version of the report, on the specific issue he raises which is a serious allegation about a former member of the house, today confirmed they will investigate any allegations of sexual abuse that happened from 1974. i would say to all members of the house particularly what happened over the last few weeks, if anyone has information, take them to the police. >> mr. speaker, businesses are helping cut the boring deficit by paying tax on their profits but some multinationals appeared to be paying very low amounts, like starbucks and anderson. i wonder if the prime minister could tell the house whether he thinks the tax code needs investigating. >> it does need investigating. they'
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 9:00am EST
, this afternoon, demaurice smith is here, professional players? >> [inaudible] this is a bittersweet discretion for me, as the son of a high- school football coach. i grew up in a football locker room, i have brothers and play college football. i have seen all the wonderful things that people can do -- football can do. i have enjoyed learning more about this issue, but my hope about this is that it really sparks a much broader debate. specifically, what should be the role -- is there a role for football in our during year high and high schools? we need to have a serious, honest, open, data-driven discussion that centers around the issue of return on educational dollars invested. the football community has to operate, you do not operate in a vacuum. you are part of a larger community. you are within the educational institution. so we have to be realistic about the challenges at that institution faces. specifically, standards are being raised, expectations are skyrocketing regarding our schools and what they need to do to instill in our young people and education that is worthy of the
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